Wednesday, July 03, 2019

ITS BACK!!! 123 CHALLENGE BLOG - July Challenge..

Hi there,
I have some exciting news to share.. the 123 CHALLENGE BLOG is back!! And the first challenge for July is a fabulous one. You can read all the details and rules over on the BLOG - HERE!!!!
and it is...

 To use the sketch, the 2 words "this moment" and the 3 colors.. (you can use other colors but these 3 must predominate.}

and my take..

some closer views..

I have used a die to cut my shapes and added a little details to each one..

This moment..

I just love these sweet photos of my Grandie!!
Well I hope you can find some time to join in with our first challenge back after 18 months or so break.. check out the Design Team inspiration and link up your page over on the 123 CHALLENGE BLOG -HERE!!!!

Thanks for coming by and thanks for the lovely comments too..

Until next time..

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Monday, July 01, 2019

KRAFT + July Challenge - Bollywood!!

Hello there,
Yes we are into July... eekk!! the second half of the year...
and today is the day for the new challenge reveals and this month over at KRAFT+ we have a spectacular challenge for you this month and it is....

 To be inspired by Bollywood, these graphics are amazing this month..  you simply must check out the Design Teams inspiration over on the
and you can link up your creation on the KRAFT+ COMMUNITY FACEBOOK PAGE .

sooo my take on this months challenge..

For a while I was stuck, I was not sure on how I was going to create my layout, however I knew which photo I wanted to use.. so I started going through my papers to see if something inspired me... and yes I found these old Graphic 45 papers and went with them.. doing lots of fussy cutting and adding some bling as per the mood board..

some closer views..

Just love the colors in these papers... a closer view of the bling..

 I have used some really old bling that I have had in my stash for a long time, so it was good to use them on this page..

my layout...

And yes my DD looking like a star in her Formal Gown from last year..

Thanks for coming on by today, and I thank you for the lovely comments you leave me to read..
Happy July!!
Until next time..

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

MORE THAN WORDS : June 2019 Challenge.

Hello there
Thanks for coming by today.. I hope your day is going well..
I have managed to get a little scrapping done for this months challenge over at MORE THAN WORDS which is a fabulous one again this month and it is...

 well scraplift myself and be inspired by the word 'favourite'.  I found one of my favourite layouts and I dont think I have even shared this one on my blog before and I used that for my layout to scraplift and I have used lots of dies on my page, and I love to use dies, they are one of my favourite things to use on my layouts.. so I hope that is a good way to be inspired by the word 'favourite'!!

This is my layout that I have used for inspiration to scraplift..

There is lots I love about this layout, the photo for a start, my daughter and our old horse Bess who is no longer with us, and the simple strips of paper, a hint of texture and color on the back ground and the die cut pieces around the page too..

and this is the scraplift page..

some closer views..

Again a hint of color and texture on the back ground and lots of die cuts..

And I have used one of my favourite border punches too..

Loving life..

And a photo of my DD and our doggie Gracie..
Thanks MORE THAN WORDS for another great challenge that inspired me to create..

Thanks for your visit, and thanks for the lovely comments you leave me to read also.. I do appreciate each one..

Until next time..

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Thursday, June 13, 2019


Hello there,
I trust this finds you well. While we had a burst of winter last week, this week has been quite pleasant..  but I think there is cold on the way again..
I decided to play along with the challenge over at KAISERCRAFT CORNER #3 which is to use your stamps..  Well I got quite a surprise at just how many Kaisercraft stamps I do have... so I picked out a few and thought I would use those on my layout..  I didnt take a photo of what collections the stamps were from but I guarantee they are all from Kaisercraft!!

some closer views..

My title is a stamp, the leaves were stamped then fussy cut and the doodled flowers were also stamped and fussy cut.. and some light stamping on the background for some texture..

I have used a mix of Kaisercraft papers.. and those flowers are perhaps the first flowers I ever bought from Kaisercraft..  slowly using them up!!!


And the photo is my Grandie who is just sooo cute!!

Thanks for popping by and thanks for the lovely comments you leave me to read too.. I really enjoy reading them...

until next time..

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Saturday, June 01, 2019

KRAFT+ - June Challenge - Use Patterns..

Hello there,
Here we are turning the calendar pages over to the month of June... wow.. totally speechless at how we are now in the 6th month of the year ... already....
BUT!! not to worry, because the new challenge for KRAFT+ (BLOG) is up on the blog and also over on KRAFT + FACEBOOK COMMUNITY where you can enter your creation.. and this month it is..

 to use patterns, on the base of Kraft...
Well I was inspired by the colors, the blues yellows and greens and I have used lots of patterned papers on my page.. and an adorable photo of my Grandie smelling a sunflower!!

Some closer views.

I used a die to cut out the squares and the chipboard is from Scrapmatts..


Love this photo!!

Well I hope your day is going great..  for us it begins the season of Winter, and I would make a great bear as I could hibernate through winter I reckon!! hehe.. but I hope it is a good month for us all.
Thanks for coming by, and thanks so much for the lovely comments you leave me to read.. I do appreciate each one..
Until next time...
keep warm!!

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019


Hello there,
How has your day been? Good I hope!
I am just popping up my layout for the KAISERCRAFT CHALLENGE CORNER #2 which is a fabulous sketch which looks like..

What a great sketch!

I have used the lovely papers from the Blessed collection for my layout..

some closer views..

Some fussy cutting, some orange dots with Liquid Pearls.


I just love these cute photos of my Grandie, she was such a smiler, very cheeky!!

Thanks for dropping by, and thanks for the lovely comments you leave me to read, I do appreciate each one..

Take care,
until next time..

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Friday, May 17, 2019


Hello there,
Thanks for coming on by..
Well another week has flown by, and I thought I would sit and scrap last night and get a page done no matter how long it took me!! hee he!!I thought I would do the sketch from ANNAS CRAFT CUPBOARD ON facebook which looks like...

Isn't that so pretty and lots of room for interpretation.. so my layout..

a couple of closer views..

lots of layers.. and a touch of stencilling peeking out!

and lots of fussy cutting... and a bit of glitter glue to add a bit of sparkle to the centre of the flowers..

Love life.

I love this older photo of my Daughter and I think the blue back ground was inspired by the color of her shirt.. I have used papers from Simple Stories Botanical which is new to my stash. The blue back ground paper is old though, an old Kaisercraft baby boy range..
Thanks Anna's Craft Cupboard for a great sketch this month..

Thanks so much for dropping by, and thanks for the lovely comments you leave me to read . I love each one..

Have a wonderful day..

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Friday, May 10, 2019


Hello there,
yes dont be shocked, here I am again with some more layouts.. I have been ignoring the housework... which is allways there, and doing some scrapping... and it has been good for my soul!!!
I thought I would try and see if I could get some layouts done for the NSD over at WHITE WITH ONE on Facebook and I have surprised myself by getting 3 layouts done!! So I would like to share them on my blog.

The first one is..

and I have used two stencils on my layout.. 
and a little closer view..



I choose to use the shape of puzzle pieces..
a closer view.

My heart.

I love this photo of my Grandie and I.. and navy blue is one of my fav colors too!!


Did some one say flowers??? hehe.. my favourite thing to use..

a closer view..


This dusty pink was a lovely color to use with this beautiful photo..

Well thanks to White with One for getting my mojo going again.. I really enjoyed creating these pages..

Thank you for coming by, and all those lovely comments you leave me are really appreciated..

Have a great day..

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Wednesday, May 08, 2019


Hello there,
How are you on this lovely day. The days are simply glorious here, and the mornings are beginning to get a bit crisp.. a bit harder to get out of bed!!
Last week Anna's Craft Cupboard had their Cyber Crop #13 and while I did not get all the challenges done, I did try and get a few done, and I would just like to share them on my blog.

Challenge #7 was a Tic Tac Toe.
And I chose the top row... Chipboard, Flowers and Border Punch..

My layout..

I have used some old Kaisercraft chipboard doileys and bird cage, two types of border punches and of course.. flowers..

Challenge #4 was a sketch..

and my layout..

The photos are of my Grand daughter with her ice cream birthday cake which we were hoping she would smash, but she was quite dainty about it and didnt smash it at all.. hehe.. maybe next year!!

Challenge #3 was to use negative space on your layout..

and my layout..

And again I have used a photo from my Grand daughters first birthday..

Challenge #6 was to create a card..

I chose to use pink and blue on my card..

The bracket shape paper was up cycled from an old envelope that had been send to me..

Well there were lots more challenges, but I didn't get the time to create them.  I am a slowish scrapper, something I am trying to get better at!! hehe..

Thanks for coming by, and thank you for your lovely comments.. I  hope your week is going well..
Until next time..

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